Justin Fantl creates the perfect game of “I Spy” with this aerial view of Venice Beach, CA.
PDN Photo Annual announced their 2018 awards for outstanding photography and multimedia. The awards feature the best work of the past year as judged by a panel of 29 experts in the field. We are excited to announce that our artists Justin Fantl and Jessica Antola have been presented with the esteemed award! Below are images from their awarded categories. Congratulations Justin and Jessica!
Justin Fantl for Palm Springs Life, Editorial Award
Justin Fantl, Self-Promo/Website Award
Jessica Antola, “My Mother” Series, Personal Work Award
Justin Fantl captured these otherworldly triptychs that span from India to California to Oregon. Justin says, “Part of the inspiration came from looking at archival landscape imagery from the Library of Congress. There are many diptychs which I find interesting. The main impetus to work on this project came from a dissatisfaction I had with looking at landscapes in a singular frame. I felt like the single frame didn’t always feel like it did while photographing in that space. Somehow the triptych (for me) gives a more accurate view/feel of looking into a landscape. This is especially true when printed large – there really is a sense that one is standing within the landscape. They are three individual frames, not one split up.” Keep an eye out for more! This project is ongoing….
PDN’s December issue highlights three Giant Artists and their “Creative Collaborations That Work.” Featured are Emily Shur & her long-time retoucher Anna Glen of Wet Noodles, Justin Fantl & his talented retoucher Zach Vitale, and Michael Schmelling and his Director of Photography Kay Madsen. On newsstands now!
Emily Shur & Wet Noodles
Justin Fantl & Zach Vitale
Michael Schmelling & Kay Madsen